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What are Indian Indies?

By |June 29th, 2015|Critics Speak, Features|

Last year, Shyam Benegal and a few industry veterans had a panel discussion about the meaning and language of Indian Independent cinema. None of them, including the audience, came back any wiser, writes Tanul Thakur.

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The World Before Her (2014)

By |June 29th, 2015|archive, Critics Speak, reviews|

Film Critic Rahul Desai looks back on a brave film that raised the bar for non-fiction storytelling in India.

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Film Review: Killa (The Fort)

By |June 26th, 2015|reviews|

It’s usually a faint glimpse of a familiar perfume, musky scent or lilting tune that does it. Killa is all that and more; a time machine that takes us forward by pushing us back into the lake with rubber tyres around our waists.

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Film Review: Labour Of Love

By |June 25th, 2015|reviews|

And just like that, an ordinary cup of tea becomes the most romantic gesture in contemporary Indian cinema.